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Emily LaRue
Emily L.
I am a Fort Wayne native who writes for several local publications including Glo and Home Indoor Outdoor Living. I enjoy reading, writing, and spending time with friends and family. I am married and I am a mother of two step-daughters and a son.

Science Central - The Nature of Things

The birds and the bees do it. Humans do it too.  Pollinate, that is.  Hey, what did you think I was talking about?  These and many other cool facts are waiting to be discovered right now at Science Central’s touring exhibit, ‘The Nature of Things.’…

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Riverpalooza 2016 - Fort Wayne

What is it? Riverpalooza, in its second year in Fort Wayne, is a free festival with live music, food trucks, and the piece de resistance…dragon boat races. Last year kicked off the first ever Riverpalooza with 25 teams competing. …

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The Best Tacos in Fort Wayne

Until the last few years, Mexican food was getting pretty stale in Fort Wayne. Choices were not much more than variations of two ingredients: tortillas and meat.  You were then lucky enough to be presented with a side of flavorless refried beans and dry rice.  But, oh, the cuisine has evolved! …

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Great Bike Paths in Fort Wayne

Riding my bike through the back of Eagle Marsh, across a wooden bridge and spying a Great Egret fishing reminds me of how crucial it is to get out of my car more. That's why I'm excited about National Bike Month. It's such a win-win. Good for your health, good for the environment's health. Fort…

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Calling All Musicians – Sweetwater Sound

Nearly everyone in Fort Wayne knows where Sweetwater Sound is located. Their huge sign along highway 30 is just about impossible to miss. I'm guessing too most people know Sweetwater has a retail center and offers music lessons - you can gather that much from sitting at the light at US 30 reading the sign. But, if you've never gone inside Sweetwater, go ahead, they want you to! They welcome visitors…

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Keep Calm and Let the Games Begin

There aren't many items from my childhood I have passed on to my son. Most of the toys and books got donated or thrown out after I was done with them. But, board games are an exception. My mother saved Sorry!, Monopoly, and Battleship so I could enjoy them with my kids. Thanks, Mom…

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Fort Wayne Youtheatre’s Presents Ruby Bridges

Can a six-year-old girl change the way a nation thinks? She can if she's Ruby Bridges. If you're not familiar with the story, Ruby Bridges was a little African American girl living in Tylertown, Mississippi in 1960.  She was the first African-American child to attend an all-white school in the South…

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